Every time we breathe, we send up a flume of carbon dioxide. To a biting insect this is like a "dinner time" flare that they can detect from over one half of a football field away! Study after study has proven that carbon dioxide is your Enemy Number One when trying to protect yourself from mosquitoes, black flies, no-see-ums, and ticks.
While there is significant evidence that a persons emissions of heat, blood type, and lactic acid makes one more or less susceptible to a mosquito's preference, the fact still remains, "if they cannot find you, they cannot bite you.....or determine if you are a gourmet delight, just a random hamburger joint!"
Back in 1910, Obie Sherer was being chased from his favorite fishing hole in Maine by a horde of blood sucking flying insects. As he was making his rather hasty exit he noticed a scantily clad Native American sitting tranquilly by the stream without a biting insect in sight
Modern science has proved that a mosquitoes' receptor can be interrupted by certain odors and scents. In other words, if they cannot find you, they cannot bite you.
Back in 1910, Obie Sherer reworked an old 1882 human scent cover used by hunters to develop his own Fly Dope formula. Long story short, a logging camp foreman noticed Obie fishing peaceably and asked to buy some of the stuff. Ole Time Woodsman was born. Today it is the first and still the best protection against biting insects on the market.
Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!